Blue Chaste Tree. Chaste tree carries several sacred... more
Vitex agnus castus - seeds
Blue Chaste Tree. Chaste tree carries several sacred names, which more or less directly refer to its reputation as an anaphrodisiac. The chaste tree is a sprawling plant that grows 10-20 ft and about as wide. Branched flower clusters are produced on new wood in late spring and early summer in a great flush that makes the tree look like a hazy purple cloud. Flowers are followed by a fleshy fruit that contains four seeds that are sometimes used as seasoning, similar to black pepper. Easy to grow in almost any soil that has good drainage! Even tolerant of salt drift. Plant the seeds 1/2" deep in potting soil mix, keep damp and in bright light.
Purple Arabian Lilac from East Africa. A medium size,... more
Vitex trifolia purpurea - Purple Arabian Lilac
Purple Arabian Lilac from East Africa. A medium size, fast growing bush with woody stems and dense soft foliage, purple in full sun and with silver underneath. Pretty purple flowers from spring to fall. Can be used as a hedge or a specimen plant. Attracts lots of butterflies and bees.